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    Head of Division: Professor Leslie London MBChB MMed MD Cape Town BSc(Med)(Hons) Stell DOH Witwatersrand FCPHM SA






    Head of Division: Professor Leslie London MBChB MMed MD Cape Town BSc(Med)(Hons) Stell DOH Witwatersrand FCPHM SA

    Welcome to the Division of Public Health Medicine

    The practice of Public Health Medicine focuses on the delivery of population-oriented services aimed at promoting the health of communities, teaching in public health across disciplines and research to advance population health.

    The Division of Public Health Medicine (PHM) coordinates the School’s contributions to undergraduate teaching in the medical and rehabilitation sciences in the faculty as well as the M Med specialisation programme in Public Health Medicine, which trains doctors as specialists in Public Health Medicine.

    In terms of services, we have staff who are jointly appointed in the Health Department (Public Health Medicine specialists, registrars and other staff) and who provide technical support to the Provincial Health Department through the Health Impact Assessment Directorate and its related health department structures.  

    The Division also supports a wide range of research aimed at advancing public health practice and public health capacity in the health system as well as having many collaborations with other research institutions, government and NGO services.

    The Division is thus closely integrated into the service platform in the Western Cape through its postgraduate and undergraduate teaching, preparing students for the challenges of working in the South African health system, and through its teaching and its research.

    You can find more information about our staff, the courses we teach, the postgraduate students in our Division, our areas of research and service, upcoming events and links.


    Contact Information:

    Division of Public Heath Medicine
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Cape Town
    South Africa

    Head of Division: Prof Leslie London
    Tel: + 27 21 406 6524
    Fax: + 27 21 406 6459
    Email: Leslie London

    Administrative Assistant: Carmen de Koker
    Tel: + 27 21 406 6300
    Fax: + 27 21 406 6459
    Email:  carmen.dekoker@uct.ac.za

  • Undergraduate Teaching

    Becoming a Professional (BP) and Becoming a Health Professional (BHP) are foundation courses for students in the health professions and which aim to ground students in the appropriate ethical and professional approaches to practice.

    Health in Context - MBChB Programme 4th Year Course

    The Health in Context course is a 6-week course offered to University of Cape Town 4th year medical students to prepare future medical practitioners appropriately for working in our South African health system and to be responsive to the broader South African societal context. The course integrates public health, family medicine, palliative care, health promotion and child health. Using a combination of in class and in community sessions, the course introduces students to the practice of community-oriented primary care (COPC) through theoretical and experiential learning including a targeted intervention determined by the needs of a specific community. Applying the COPC approach, this course trains future doctors to: The COPC model links individual clinical care to the broader population-level determinants of health.

    Medical Student Electives

    The Division of Public Health Medicine is now offering medical students in their clinical years the opportunity to be exposed to an element of healthcare which is often only interacted with many years after graduating – that of Management in Medicine.

    Students are offered either 2- or 4-week electives in Public Health Medicine, during which time they; interact with Medical and Nursing managers, Heads of Clinical Units and Heads of Departments, conduct Action Research studies on quality of care and process indicators, learn about Quality Improvement projects in multi-disciplinary teams and present their work at monthly business management meetings in the operating theatre complex and intensive care units at Groote Schuur Hospital. This allows students the invaluable experience of studying, analysing, and improving clinical process problems through research, process mapping, data analysis, presentation and eventually implementation of devised solutions.

    Students also have opportunities to interact with Public Health Medicine Registrars and Consultants, to learn more about health systems, strategy, policy, data, analytics and advocacy work that they perform for the provincial government.  In the past year, five students have completed electives which have focused on the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, Theatre Start Times, Surgical Site Infections and other Healthcare Association Infection reduction projects. Reviews from students have so far been positive, and further electives focusing on similar quality of care and sustainability in healthcare indicators are planned.

    Although the content of the elective focuses on quality improvement and healthcare management methodology, the overall aim of the elective is to demonstrate career options in Public Health for medical doctors, and the relevance and importance of concepts taught in public health medicine to work performed both in the clinical and health systems spaces.

    Further enquiries can be directed to: Shrikant.Peters@WesternCape.Gov.Za

  • Postgraduate Teaching

    The Master of Medicine in Public Health Medicine (MMed PHM) Programme is a specialist training programme over 4 years, in which registrars are placed with different health authorities to acquire practical skills in the field, and help to implement, manage, monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of different health services, systems and programmes.  Since 2000, more than 30 graduates in Public Health Medicine have completed the programme.  These graduates now work in government (35%), NGOs (23%), Universities (15%), in the private sector (12%) and as researchers (8%). 

  • Service Support and Engagement

    The Division has three specialists, six registrars and one specialist scientist on the establishment of the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Directorate of the Health Department of the Western Cape Government (WCG) Health Department in joint posts with the University. The Health Impact Assessment Directorate includes four sub-directorates (Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance, Programme Impact Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Health Research) involved in key Public Health functions to which joint staff are attached and where they provide technical support. Their work involved the full gamut of public health support within the Health Department, not only within the HIA Directorate but also to other Chief Directorates and Unit (such as Specialised Services, the Rural and Cape Metro Districts, sub-districts and hospitals) and to other key public health functions in the province. For example, joint staff provide support in the form of:

    • Health intelligence to support responses to COVID-19
    • Assisting in the implementation, analysis and write up of surveillance (e.g. mortality surveillance, PMTCT, diarrhoeal surveillance, vaccine coverage, etc);
    • Technical support for District Health Expenditure Reviews;
    • Evaluations of provincial health programmes;
    • Design, implementation and evaluation of programmes aimed at improving quality of health care;
    • Development of patient records to improve capture of key clinical and health utilisation data;
    • Database harmonization to improve public health intelligence;
    • Demographic modeling to improve health planning;

    The Western Cape Burden of Disease Rapid Review was launched by the MEC for Health recently. Several staff in the School were involved in writing the report.

    Burden of Disease Report 2019 

    Burden of Disease A5 Booklet 2019

    Burden of Disease Infographic 2019

  • Research

    The Public Health Medicine Division provides technical support to the public health functions in the Department of Health with a view to strengthening the delivery of high-quality, equitable and effective services, and promoting conditions, policies and behaviours for healthy living. Our brief is to build capacity amongst health professionals at under- and postgraduate levels, and in services in population-oriented skills so as to strengthen the public health intelligence available at all levels of the health system, including government, private sector and NGO sectors.

    The area of Public Health Medicine practice is broad and the disciplines in public health embrace the measurement, behavioural, management and social sciences. Research in the division embraces studies in communicable and non-communicable disease, behaviour change, health promotion and disease prevention, community based services, health service improvements, human resource planning and management,  programme evaluation, surveillance, quality, upstream determinants of health and research translation. Staff are involved in  operations research projects in the areas of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, immunization and STI's, analyses of HIV cohorts, demographic health analysis, studies of migration trends and impacts on health services, mortality analysis and surveillance, public health orientated reproductive health research, human rights and public health, public health ethics, farm worker health, prevention of alcohol related harms and the health hazards of pesticides, research into health sciences education, and research into health sciences education. A recent focus has been work on data harmonization and curatorship of patient level data for public health planning, as well as investigating the process of research translation.

  • Links

    The Division has strong links with other programmes training registrars in Public Health Medicine in South Africa as well as supporting the Public Health Association of South Africa. It is actively engaged in facilitating the contribution of Public Health Medicine to the important policy re-engineering initiatives aimed at improving universal access to health care and addressing the burden of disease in South Africa.

  • Staff

    Leslie London, Professor and Head of Division


    Email:  Leslie.London@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6524





    Leslie London is a public health specialist with an interest in human rights, public health ethics, farm worker health, prevention of alcohol related harms and the health hazards of pesticides. He is the head of the Division of Public Health Medicine, leads the Health and Human Rights programme and is an active researcher in the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research.  He provides technical support to the provincial XDR TB panel and to the public health functions of the Health Impact Assessment Directorate in the Health Department.

    Andrew Boulle, Professor


    Email:  Andrew.Boulle@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6715





    Andrew Boulle is a Public Health Medicine specialist with the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health and Professor of Public Health Medicine at the University of Cape Town.  His research has predominantly addressed operational and clinical questions related to HIV service provision, often through analyses of HIV cohorts or population-based analyses.  A further focus is context-appropriate information systems development in health care and the use and harmonisation of person-level health data for service and patient benefit.  He currently provides oversight for the Provincial Health Data Centre in the Provincial Department of Health and leads the African Health Information Exchange consortium which brings together organisations working on interoperability and technical solutions in support of services for HIV and tuberculosis.

    Research Groups

    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER)
    Wellcome Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa)
    Health Intelligence Initiative (HII)


    Public Health Medicine specialist training
    MBChB - Public Health undergraduate teaching semesters 3 and 4
    MPH - Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    PhD, MMed and MPH supervision

    Mary-Ann Davies, Professor and Director: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER)


    Email:  Mary-Ann.Davies@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6051




    Mary-Ann Davies is a Public Health Medicine Specialist and Paediatric Clinical Epidemiologist at the University of Cape Town, where she is Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER). She convenes the MPH module on Infectious Disease Epidemiology. She is joint Principal Investigator of IeDEA Southern Africa, together with Matthias Egger from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Here major research interests are paediatric HIV treatment and prevention, especially HIV cohort research to address key policy and implementation questions.

    Virginia Zweigenthal, Associate Professor


    Email:  Virginia.Zweigenthal@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6714



    Virginia Zweigenthal is a public health medicine specialist with an interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate public health education that prepares practitioners for practice in complex work environments.  She is interested in research translation - the impact of research on services and the involvement of service providers in research. Virginia has an interest in public health orientated reproductive health and HIV research.

    James Irlam, Senior Lecturer


    Phone:  021 406 6377





    Teaching & Research Fields
    Evidence-based practice / Primary health care / Climate change and environmental health / Sustainable development / Rural health

    Nisha Jacob, Senior Lecturer


    Email:  Nisha.Jacob@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 650 1084



    Dr Nisha Jacob is a Public Health Physician in the Division of Public Health Medicine. She attained her medical degree (MBChB) from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2008. She has worked in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces of South Africa in clinical, managerial and research settings. In 2016, she obtained her Fellowship in Public Health Medicine from the Colleges of Medicine South Africa and also obtained her Masters in Medicine (M.Med - Public Health Medicine) from UCT.  She currently convenes the 4th year MBChB Health in Context course and chairs the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the UCT School of Public Health and Family Medicine. Her research is based at the Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) and centres around evaluating programmatic, child and maternal health outcomes of antiretroviral use in pregnancy, as well strengthening health surveillance in the Western Cape province using routine data sources. She is also involved in post-graduate training and mentorship. Her other academic interests include non-communicable diseases, child health and health professionals’ education.

    Ntsiki Mapukata, Senior Lecturer



    Email:  Ntsiki.Mapukata@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6710




    Ntsiki qualified as a cytotechnologist in 1989 and worked in the State Pathology Laboratory in Umtata until February 1998. Since then, she has been working in higher education institutions at DUT (December 2004); Wits Division of Rural Health (December 2016); Wits: Office of Student Support (March 2019).

    As a convenor of the BP/BHP course, she hopes to continue to explore her broader research interests on health sciences students’ engagement with the education system. Currently registered for a PhD in Public Health, her study explores the influence of habitus on professionalization of health sciences students of rural origin. Ntsiki is a co-investigator on a Wits based project that seeks to understand the transition, university experiences and success factors of students from less privileged communities.

    Feroza Amien, Lecturer



    Email:  Feroza.Amien@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6221





    Feroza Amien is a Dental Public Health Specialist with a focus on inter-professional educational issues which includes incorporating  necessary oral health curricula into the relevant health professions. Feroza also has a keen interest in medical education and Problem-based Learning (PBL) in particular.  In 2010 she attended an advanced course in PBL at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Whilst there, Feroza conducted a film project about PBL facilitator development in different countries.  For more information on the latter, click here

    In the spirit of inter-professionalism, Feroza has joined the SHAWCO (Student’s Health and Wellness Centres Organization) paediatric clinics where she offer free oral health screenings to patients.

    Ishaaq Datay, Lecturer


    Email:  Ishaaq.Datay@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 650 2882



    Teaching & Research Fields
    Health promotion / Primary health care / Predictors of virologic treatment failure to HAART / Community based health care / HIV/AIDS and sexuality / Child infectious diseases / Prisons and rehabilitation / Organ transplantation in Muslim community / Diabetes in Muslim community / Bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of healthcare / Health care for all.

    Siwe Toto, Lecturer



    Phone: 021 650 4485


    Siwe is Deputy Course Convener of two undergraduate public health courses within the School of Public Health and Family Medicine. He is currently pursuing an MSc in Occupational Therapy at UCT. Siwe's thesis explores occupations (things that people do every day) that promote self-healing, health and wellbeing in South Africa. Having studied at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at UCT and having worked in different departments at UCT, Siwe understands the landscape that many students and staff experience, particularly experiences of otherness, marginalisation and exploitation. These ultimately lead to ill-health and disease.  Siwe hopes that his research and practice can help students and staff who experience social injustice on a daily basis, to heal, to live more healthily and experience good wellbeing.

    Senior Lecturers Part-time

    Kerrin Begg, Deputy Dean: Joint Faculty-Dept appointment
    Tracey Naledi, Deputy Dean: Joint Faculty-Dept appointment

    Lecturer Part-time

    Reno Morar

    Senior Research Officers

    Emma Kalk
    Ushma Mehta

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

    Hanne Haricharan

    Medical Natural Scientist

    Nesbert Zinyakatira


    Email:  nesbert.zinyakatira@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 650 1664




    Nesbert Zinyakatira is a Demographer/Epidemiologist with the Western Cape Department of Health and School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. His areas of research include HIV associated TB, demographic health analysis, population projections, migration trends and impacts on health services, mortality analysis and surveillance, data harmonization and curatorship of patient level data as well as analysis of health data in the public health sector. He is also involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Demography and Biostatistics.

    Emeritus Associate Professor

    David Coetzee

    Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor

    Rosemary Foster

    Honorary Professors

    Richard Matzopoulos







    Richard Matzopoulos is a Chief Specialist Scientist and Co-Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Burden of Disease Research Unit and an Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town’s Division of Public Health Medicine, where he co-ordinates its Violence and Injury Research programme. His research centres on measuring the health and social burden of violence and injury, and evaluating interventions and policies that target upstream determinants. He advises the Western Cape Government on alcohol harm reduction, and interpersonal violence and injury prevention and surveillance. He is a South African focal point for the international Violence Prevention Alliance and a Member of the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics and Methods. 

    Neo Morojele

    Honorary Associate Professor

    Tolullah Oni








    Tolu Oni (ORCID ID) is a Public Health Physician Scientist and urban epidemiologist, joint lead of the University of Cambridge MRC Epidemiology Unit Global Diet and Activity Research programme, and Honorary Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Cape Town.

    She leads the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE|Africa), an urban health group focused on building intersectoral systems for health as well as prevention of infectious and non-communicable disease multimorbidity in the context of epidemiological transition. RICHE|Africa is thus a collaborative of transdisciplinary science, policy and societal actors, generating evidence to support development and implementation of healthy public policies in cities, and identifying creative strategies to address complex urban population health challenges in rapidly growing cities.

    Recent and ongoing projects led by A/Prof Oni include:

    • Intersectoral Action for Health: Integrating Health into Human Settlements Policy in Cape Town, South Africa and Douala, Cameroon (funded by LIRA) 2018-2020
    • Informal Appropriation of Public Spaces for Leisure Physical Activity in Lagos, Nigeria and Yaoundé, Cameroon (funded by the British Academy) 2019-2021
    • Epidemiology of NCD and NCD risk factors in HIV-positive adolescents in Cape Town (funded by Bristol Myers Squibb foundation) 2017-2020
    • Investigating the effectiveness of models of HIV/ NCD integrated care in Cape Town (funded by Wellcome Trust) 2015-2018

    Honorary Senior Lecturers

    Eric Goemaere
    Sizulu Moyo
    David Pienaar

    Honorary Lecturers

    Glynis Denicker
    Erna Morden
    Vincent Shaw
    Shrikant Peters

    Honorary Research Associates

    Tali Cassidy
    Nadine Harker-Burnhams
    Joanne McLoughlin
    Chris Seebregts

    Visiting Professors

    Fons Coomans
    Thomas Rhele
    Stuart Whittaker


    N Berkowitz
    B Chetty
    H Hussey
    M Ismail
    Z Mgugudo-Sello
    T Mosidi
    V Mudalay
    L Mureithi
    G Ngubane
    Y Tembo
    A von Delft
    J Werner

    Administrative Staff

    Name Description Email Telephone No
    Keith Flandorp Undergraduate Administrative Officer 021 406 6710
    Dominique Adams 4th Year Undergraduate Administrative Assistant 021 650 5789
    Carmen de Koker Postgraduate Administrative Assistant 021 406 6300
  • Publications

    Journal articles - PHM

    Chapters in books - PHM

    Journal articles - CEOHR

    Chapters in books - CEOHR


  • Journal articles - PHM

    Public Health Medicine










    London LHimonga C, Fick N, Stuttaford M. Social solidarity and the right to health: essential elements for people-centred health systemsHealth Policy and Planning 2015; 30: 938–945.



    • Strecker M, Stutafford M, London L. Health rights pamphlets: critical literacy and inclusive citizenship, South Africa. Health Promotion International 2014; 29(2): 339-348.
    • Saban A, Flisher A, Laubscher R, London L, Morojele N. The association between psychopathology and substance use: adolescent and young adult substance users in inpatient treatment in Cape Town, South Africa. Pan Afr Med J. 2014;17(Supp 1):8.
    • Saban A, Flisher A, Grimsrud A, Morojele N, London L, Williams DR, Stein DJ. The association between substance use and common mental disorders in young adults: results from the South African Stress and Health (SASH) Survey. Pan Afr Med J. 2014;17(Supp 1):11.
    • London L, Naledi T, Petros S. Health research in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: Lessons and challenges. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2014; 6(1), Art. #698, 7 pages.
    • Bowers Y, Rendall-Mkosi K, Davids A, Nel E, Jacobs N, London L. Liquor outlet density, deprivation and implications for foetal alcohol syndrome prevention in the Bergriver municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal 2014 96; 2: 153–165.



    • Haricharan HJH, Heap M, Coomans F, London L. Can we talk about the right to health care without language? A critique of key international human rights law, based on the consequences experienced by a Deaf woman in Cape Town, South Africa. Disability and Society 2013; 28(1): 54-66.
    • Saban A, Flisher AJ, Laubscher R, Morojele NK, London L. Comorbid Psychopathology, Substance Use, and Treatment Outcomes: A Follow-Up of Inpatient Substance Users in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery. 2013; 8(3): 200-223.
    • Rendall-Mkosi K, Morojele N, London L, Moodley S, Singh C, Girdler-Brown B. A randomised controlled trial of motivational interviewing to prevent risk for an alcohol exposed pregnancy in the Western Cape, South Africa. Addiction 2013; 108(4): 725-732.
    • Haynes L, Legge D, London L, McCoy D, Sanders D, Schuftan C.  Will the struggle for health equity and social justice be best served by a Framework Convention on Global Health? Health and Human Rights 2013; 15(1): 111-116.
    • McLoughlin J, Little F, Mazok C, Parry C, London L. The prevalence of and associations with papsak wine consumption amongst farm workers in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 2013; 74, 879–888.
    • Naidu CS, Zweigenthal V, Irlam J, London L, Keikelame J. An evaluation of UCT medical students’ community placements in South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine 2013; 4(1): 1-7.
    • Peer N, Morojele N, London L.  Factors associated with contraceptive use in a rural area in Western Cape Province. S Afr Med J 2013; 103(6):406-12.





    • Katwan E, Adnams C, London L. Childhood behavioral and developmental disorders: association with maternal alcohol consumption in Cape Town, South Africa. S Afr Med J 2011; 101: 724-727.
    • Mpinga EK, London L, Chastonay P. Health and human rights: epistemological status and perspectives of development. Med Health Care Philos. 2011; 14(3):237-47.
    • Crede S, Sinanovic E, Adnams CA, London L. The Utilization of Health Care Services by Children with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the Western Cape, South Africa. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2011; 115: 175–182.
    • Mwansa-Kambafilwe J, Rendall-Mkosi K, Jacobs R, Nel E, London L. Evaluation of a Service Provider Short Course for Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. JSAD 2011; 72(4): 530-5.
    • Mpinga EM, Verloo H, London L, Chastonay P. Health and Human Rights in scientific literature: A systematic review over a decade (1999-2008).  Health and Human Rights 2011; 13(2): 1-27.



    • Morojele NK, LondonL, Olorunju SA, Matjila J, Davids AS, Rendall-Mkosi KM. Predictors of Risk of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies among Women in an Urban and a Rural Area of South Africa.  SocSci Med 2010;70: 534-42.
    • Ojo OA, Louwagie G, Morojele N, Rendall-Mkosi K, London L, Olorunju S, DavidsA. Factors associated with female high-risk drinking in a rural and an urban South African site. S Afr Med J. 2010 Mar 8;100(3):180-2.
  • Chapters in books - PHM

    Public Health Medicine


    • Shawa R, Coomans F, Cox H, London L. Access to effective treatment for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Deepening the Human Rights-based Approach. In (Eds: Jamrozik E., Selgelid M.J) Ethics and Drug-Resistant Infections: Collective Responsibility for Global Public Health. Springer, Cham: 2019 (in press).



    • London L. (2018). The Rights to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress for small farmers facing pesticides hazards. In: (Eds F Zolzer, G Meskens) Environmental Health Risks: Ethical aspects. Routledge: Oxford, pp 65-80.
    • London L. Health, human rights and ethics. In: Primary Health Care. Fresh Perspectives. Chapter 11, pp 265-307. Pearson/Prentice Hall, Pinelands, Cape Town, 2009; Updated for second edition as Chapter 12, in 2018



    • London L. (2016). Primary Care Research – how to put local priorities into a world led by global funding. In (Eds Goodyear-Smith F, Mash R). International Perspectives to Primary Care Research, pp103-107. CRC Press: Boca Raton.
    • Zweigenthal V, London L, Pick W. The contribution of specialist training programmes to the development of a public health workforce in South Africa. In Padarath A, King J, Mackie E, Casciola J, editors. South African Health Review 2016. Durban: Health Systems Trust; 2016. pp 45-60.


    • Padarath A, Sanders D, London L, Boulle T, Haricharan H, King J.  Community participation in the post-apartheid era: progress and challenges.  In: Eds Fryatt RJ, Andrews G, Matsoso MP. South Africa health reforms 2009 – 2014: Moving towards universal coverage. Juta, Cape Town, 2015: 224-243.
    • Levendal E, English R, Schneider H, London L, Haricharan H.  Health governance. In: Eds Fryatt RJ, Andrews G, Matsoso MP. South Africa health reforms 2009 – 2014: Moving towards universal coverage. Juta, Cape Town, 2015: 244-280.
    • London L, Macdonald H. (2015). Transnational excursions: The ethics of northern anthropological investigations going south. In (Eds Posel D, Ross F) Ethical Quandries in Social Research, pp 93-110. HSRC Press: Cape Town.



    • Stuttaford, M., Kiewiets, D., Nefdt, W., Reynolds, V., Rhodes, G., Sigasana, L. and London, L. (2014). Conceptualising Implementation of the Right to Health: the Learning Network for Health and Human Rights, Western Cape, South Africa. In M. Freeman, S. Hawkes and B. Bennett (Eds) Law and Global Health, Current Legal Issues, Volume 16, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014, pp76-93. 



    • London L, Rubenstein L, Baldwin-Ragaven L. (2013). The problem of Dual Loyalty in Public Health. In (Eds: Grodin M, Tarantola D, Annas G, Gruskin S, Mann J). Health and Human Rights in a Changing World. Pp 322-323. Routledge: New York.



    • London L. Human rights: the relevance for South African health professionals. In: Moodley K (Ed), Medical Ethics, Law and Human Rights. Van Schaik, Cape Town, 2011; updated second edition 2017.



    • London L, Rubenstein L, Baldwin-Ragaven L. The problem of Dual Loyalty and role conflict in Public Health. In: Beracochea E, Weinstein C, Evans D (Eds), Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health. Springer. Chapter 7, pp 119-141, New York, 2010.
    • Meier BM, Gable L, Getgen JE, London L. Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health Systems.In: Beracochea E, Weinstein C, Evans D (Eds), Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health. Springer. Chapter 2, pp 19-30, New York, 2010.
  • Journal articles - CEOHR

    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research


    London L, Jørs E, Neupane D. Pesticide poisoning: A response to Eddleston. Environ Health Insights. 2019 Jan 27; 13: 1178630218825243.







    • London L, Kisting S. The Extractive Industries: Can We Find New Solutions to Seemingly Intractable Problems? New Solut 2016; 25:421-430.
    • Willems M, Dalvie MA, London L, Rother HA. Health Risk Perception Related to Fracking in the Karoo, South Africa. Environmental Practice 2016; 18: 1-16.
    • Lekei EE, Ngowi AV, London L. Under-reporting of acute pesticide poisoning in Tanzania: modelling results from two cross-sectional studies. Environ Health. 2016 Nov 29; 15 (1):118.



    Burnhams NH, London L, Laubscher R, Nel E, Parry C. Results of a cluster randomised controlled trial to reduce risky use of alcohol, alcohol-related HIV risks and improve help-seeking behaviour among safety and security employees in the Western Cape, South Africa. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2015 May 8;10(1):18.





    Harker-Burnhams N, Musekiwa A, Parry C, London L. Do workplace substance abuse prevention programmes include a focus on substance-related HIV risk behaviors: A systematic review. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies 2013; 12(1): 1-22.



    London L, Beseler C, Bouchard MFBellinger DC,Colosio C, Grandjean P, Harari R, Kootbodien T, Kromhout H, Little F, Meijster T, Moretto A, Rohlman DS,Stallones L. Neurobehavioural and neurodevelopmental effects of pesticide exposures. Neurotoxicology 2012; 33: 887–896.



    • London L. Human Rights and Health: Opportunities to Advance Rural Occupational Health. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2011;17:80–92.
    • Dalvie MA, Naik I, Channa K, London L. Urinary dialkyl phosphate levels before and after first season chlorpyrifos spraying amongst farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B2011; 46: 163-72.
    • Naidoo S, London L, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H.  Spontaneous miscarriages and infant deaths among female farmers in rural South Africa. Scand J Work Envir Health.2011;37(3):227–236.
    • Ewert EG, Baldwin-Ragaven L, London L. Training Trainers in Health and Human Rights: Implementing curriculum change in South African health sciences institutions. BMC Medical Education 2011, 11:47.
    • London L, Manjra S. Employability and HIV infection: Can the military claim to be an exception? Int J OccEnvir Health 2011; 17: 352–360.
    • Naidoo S, London L, Budorf A, Naidoo R, Kromhout H. Occupational activities and a reported history of Malaria among women working in small-scale agriculture in South Africa. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2011; 85:805-810.
    • Holtman Z, London L, Flisher A. Suicide in a poor rural community in the Western Cape, South Africa: experiences of five suicide attempters and their families. South African Journal of Psychology, Volume 41(3), September 2011; 41(3): 300-309.



  • Chapters in books - CEOHR

    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research


    • London L, Willems M. Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Extraction: Public Health Challenges for South Africa. In: (Eds Glazewski J, Esterhuyse S.) Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo: Critical Legal And Environmental Perspectives. Pp 323-344. Cape Town: Juta and Co 2016.
    • Genthe, B., Maherry, A., Steyn, M., Rother, A., London, L., and Willems, M. 2016. Impacts on Human Health. In: Scholes, R., Lochner, P., Schreiner, G., Snyman-Van der Walt, L. and de Jager, M. (eds.). 2016. Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo: A Scientific Assessment of the Opportunities and Risks. CSIR/IU/021MH/EXP/2016/003/A, ISBN 978-0-7988-5631-7, Pretoria: CSIR. Available at http://seasgd.csir.co.za/scientific-assessment-chapters.
    • London L.  Worker Health and Safety, International Issues. pp 617-625, in Heggenhougen and Quah: International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2008), Volume 6, Academic Press, San Diego; updated in 2016 as London, L., Kisting, S., 2017. Worker Health and Safety: International Issues. In: Quah, S.R. and Cockerham, W.C. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd edition. vol. 7, pp. 444–452. Oxford: Academic Press.



    London L, Joshi TK, Cairncross E and Claudio L. (2011). Environmental Justice: an international perspective. In: Nriagu JO (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, volume 2, pp. 441–448 Burlington: Elsevier. Updated 2018 as London L, Joshi TK, Cairncross E, Gilmore J, Claudio L (2018; in press) Environmental Justice: an international perspective. In: Nriagu JO (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Burlington: Elsevier.